Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
Wow, did not expect this one! As a longtime member of Team Jake, it was with a slack jaw and a sick feeling that I watched Jake Pavelka morph from The Bachelor's aww-shucks stud into a bitter, aggressive pile of suck during last night's "break-up special" interview with Chris Harrison...
On this week's episode, The Bachelorette world tour makes its final stop before the hometown visits with a trip to Lisbon, Portugal and later, Jake and Vienna take their sides of the story to Chris Harrison for one final showdown in front of all of America.
Before we get to round 100 of the he-said, she-said debate, it's time to see who makes it to the hometown visits. Also raising the stakes? This week, there are four dates and zero roses before the big ceremony, which means everyone is in it until the very end.
Trista Sutter wasn't that surprised that fellow Bachelor alums Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi split. "I was not necessarily a Vienna fan during the show," the first Bachelorette tells TVGuide.com. "I didn't think they were a good match." Sutter, who has two children with her husband of six years, Ryan Sutter, is trying to find good matches for some friends who are near and dear to her heart: pets. The self-professed animal lover has teamed with Tales for the Pet Lover's Heart to raise awareness about homeless pets. See why the campaign is important to her and what she thinks of the current season of The Bachelorette.
Body of Proof, Hawaii Five-O
We've watched the pilot episodes of all the new fall shows and made our picks for the best new comedies and dramas.
Better With You (ABC)
Premise: Sisters Maddie (Jennifer Finnigan), a high-strung attorney, and Mia (Privileged's JoAnna Garcia), a free-spirited "inventor," are fundamentally different. Maddie lives with, but has not married, Ben (Josh Cooke), her boyfriend of nine years. "It's a valid life choice," she repeats throughout the pilot. Mia, on the other hand, has just agreed to marry Casey (Jake Lacy), her boyfriend of seven-and-a-half weeks. Kurt Fuller and Debra Jo Rupp play the girls' quirky parents.
Why We Like It: The chemistry among the six leads is fantastic, and the snappy dialogue is very funny. The show was created by Shana Goldberg-Meehan, one of the big brains behind Friends.
But ... Both sisters are...
Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue
In the young-cops drama Rookie Blue (airing tonight, 9/8c on ABC), Missy Peregrym plays a wet-behind-the-ears officer trying to make a name for herself on the force. But the 28-year-old actress has already made an impression on TV fans, turning up in such diverse series as Smallville and Life as We Know It. We asked Peregrym for her thoughts on Rookie's Andy McNally and her two other most notable roles, on Heroes and the much-missed Reaper.
Turning Blue "It's a rare thing to have a female lead on a TV show. I was excited to play...
James Franco, General Hospital
Cheers to James Franco for achieving the impossible: getting me to watch a soap opera.
I hadn't dialed up a daytime drama since my brief, inexplicable high-school addiction to the recently snuffed-out Guiding Light, but I caught a bit of James Franco's bizarre turn as nutso performance artist Franco on General Hospital last fall, and I tuned back in to see his return. He didn't disappoint: Resurfacing in Port Charles as a...
Harriet Sansom Harris
To help explain how the villainous Paul Young is a free man and back living on Wisteria Lane after being sent away for murder, ABC's Desperate Housewives has called upon Frasier alum Harriet Sansom Harris to appear again on screen as wicked Felicia Tilman. "We are definitely going to show Harriet on the show," a source confirms to me exclusively. "We will be using her to clarify how Paul got out of jail."...
Chandra Wilson, LL Cool J, Jayma Mays
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Will Bailey's boyfriend Ben be back next season on Grey's Anatomy? — Sheena
ADAM: Jason George's role on Off the Map, Shonda Rhimes' midseason show, doesn't necessarily mean the end of Bailey's romance, according to Chandra Wilson. Whatever happens, she says the relationship is important for Bailey's growth. "How many of us go through long-term relationships that end and then you have to sit there and figure out what to do now?" Wilson says. "That's her journey. ... It was about that discovery and how it will change her personality."
Any scoop on the new season of Glee? — Amy
MICKEY: Jayma Mays tells us how she heard that John Stamos had been cast to play a dentist/Emma's love interest. "I got a text message from a friend and all it said was:
Acrophobes, beware! The new vertigo-inducing quiz show Downfall challenges players to answer questions before their potential prizes — and possibly even themselves — are sent crashing over the edge of an L.A. high-rise on a massive conveyor belt. Host Chris Jericho tells us about the high points of tonight's season premiere, airing at 9/8c on ABC...